A SOLICITOR is carrying out her new role with a law firm with military precision after returning to civvy street to represent people who have suffered catastrophic brain injury.

Former Army major Lois Lloyd has joined BHP Law’s Court of Protection team, a specialist role to support clients who have been awarded significant damages following loss of capacity due to critical brain damage.

Led by partner Karen Pratt, the team manages financial settlements for clients following an award by the court.

Injury is caused typically by clinical negligence, road traffic accidents or other incidents and Court of Protection Deputies are usually invited by a claimant’s solicitor to act on behalf of their client.

Mrs Lloyd has ten years’ experience as a qualified solicitor, most of which she spent in the British Army, advising the chain of command on conduct and discipline matters and in court martial prosecutions.

She served three months in Afghanistan and was also posted to Germany, Cyprus, London and Salisbury Plain.

Originally from Merseyside, she worked in personal injury in Manchester prior to the Army, then for a local authority in Nottinghamshire.

Her husband Peter’s job as a pilot based at Durham-Tees Valley Airport brought her to the North-East.

Mrs Lloyd said: “I was really attracted to the role at BHP Law because it seemed to combine my experience in personal injury law with working very closely with clients over a long period of time, sometimes for the rest of their lives.”